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Records Contradict VA Claims Dogs Were Adopted Instead of Killed During Medical Experiments

A Veterans Affairs medical center in Ohio appears to have downplayed and misrepresented the number of dogs killed in medical research experiments earlier this year by claiming they were all adopted to families when some were in fact killed, according to the facility’s internal documents. …

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Senate Republicans Unveil Bill Allowing Federal Disaster Aid for Houses of Worship

Republican Sens. Roy Blunt (Mo.), John Cornyn (Texas), Ted Cruz (Texas), and James Lankford (Okla.) on Monday introduced a bill that would make houses of worship eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program grants. The Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act wold …

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Trump: We Will ‘Totally Destroy North Korea’ if ‘Rocket Man’ Forces Us to Defend Ourselves

President Donald Trump said the U.S. will “totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself during a speech before the United Nations on Tuesday. Trump, who recently referred to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” in a tweet, used the term …

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DOJ Secures $900,000 in Restitution for Service Members Who Lost Their Cars Illegally

CitiFinancial Credit Co. has agreed to pay a $907,000 settlement to resolve allegations that it illegally repossessed cars belonging to active duty service members, the Department of Justice announced Monday. The Department of Justice alleges that CitiFinancial Credit Company, the legal successor to CitiFinancial Auto …

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Prosecutors Must Prove ‘Intent to Deceive’ in Menendez Corruption Trial

Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) could be expelled from the Senate and convicted of a felony if the court finds he intentionally failed to disclose trips on a private jet, and a five star luxury hotel stay in Paris. NJTV hosted a “Reporters Roundtable” Sunday focused on …

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Trump Delivers High Holy Days Message to Jewish Families

President Donald Trump on Monday released a video message to Jewish families, wishing them “many blessings” and a happy new year as they prepare for the High Holy Days. The High Holy Days mark the beginning of a new Jewish calendar year and consist of the two …

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Transition Memo Calls on Trump to Tap Trusted Adviser, Not Career Bureaucrat, for Key Ambassador Post

Conservative foreign policy activists upset that a career State Department official is the frontrunner to serve as ambassador to Colombia are pointing to a Trump transition memo that calls for just the opposite—for President Trump to ensure that the job goes to someone who shares …

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Feds Spend $587,441 to Make Engineering a ‘Safe Zone’ for LGBTQ Students

The National Science Foundation is spending over $100,000 to create “safe zone” inclusion training so more members of the LGBTQ community become engineers. The project, which will not start until January 2018, is a joint study being conducted by the American Society For Engineering Education, …

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Sean Spicer Makes Emmys Cameo to Poke Fun at His Inauguration Crowd Claim

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer made a surprise cameo at Sunday’s Emmy Awards, sending up his infamous first appearance where he claimed President Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd was the largest ever. After a lengthy riff on the current White House occupant during his …

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Feinstein Defends ‘Dogma’ Questioning of Catholic Judicial Nominee

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) defended her questioning of a Catholic judicial nominee where she said the “dogma” lives within her, saying Sunday the judge’s past writings were “questionable.” During a confirmation hearing on Sept. 6 for federal judge nominee and Notre Dame law professor …

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